MATERIALS FOR DEFENCE

TFP has been supplying materials into the Defence sector for over 25 years. Our success lies in our ability to develop materials which meet specifications that other providers can't fulfil. This means that we work closely with our customers to design a product to suit specific application requirements.

Our materials have been used on a number of military aircraft and vehicles over the years. A few key examples include:

  • F35 Lightning-II
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • V-22 Osprey
  • B2

We take customer confidentiality very seriously however, and therefore can’t disclose the nature of how our materials are used or what application they fulfil in these examples.

As a general indication of our capability though, some typical applications for our materials can include:

  • Radar Absorption Materials (RAM) / Low Observable (LO) - Dielectric fibres such as glass, polyester or aramid can be blended with precise amounts of conductive fibre to reduce radar cross section.
  • EMI shieldingOPTIVEIL® & OPTIMAT® carbon and metal coated carbon provide high levels of EMI shielding. These mats and veils can be tailored to meet the required attenuation values at certain specified frequencies. This technology can be used as it comes or incorporated into a composite and offers a competitive lightweight alternative to traditional shielding options.
  • Radar transparent materials - TFP offer electronically transparent materials which can be used in applications such as radomes.

SOLUTIONS FOR DEFENCE

Find out more about the benefits our nonwovens provide for defence:

Electrical Conductivity

Nonwovens which offer tuneable electrical conductivity for a wide range of applications.

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EMI Shielding

An effective, lightweight & practical solution for imparting EMI shielding functionality to composites.

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Surface Finish

OPTIVEIL® nonwovens provide a high quality, resin rich surface finish to a composite.

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